Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation Review

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hi Divas!

When I saw that Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundations had finally reached South African shores, I was super excited. I have watched so many beauty Youtubers rave about this particular product so I just had to get my hands on it. I wanted to purchase my exact shade in the foundation therefore I watched a ton of makeup tutorials and read many reviews. I went on a foundation shade finder website too and tried to match myself with my Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Warm Beige. The most accurate match for that particular shade is 220 Natural Beige in the Fit Me foundation. It is described as a medium shade with yellow to warm undertones. That description matches my skin tone perfectly so I set off to find my shade. I am not lying to you, when I tell you that finding the shade 220 Natural Beige was like trying to find a unicorn in the forest. I went to six, SIX, different stores and all the 220 shades were completely sold out. I didn't want to buy another shade as I felt I would be cheating myself. I decided to wait it out. After visiting my grandma in hospital one Saturday afternoon, on the other side of Cape Town, I went shopping at a Clicks store in a new mall. Low and behold I found the sought after 220 shade. There were only two left on the shelf. I grabbed one and ran with my unicorn foundation to the till. Whoop! 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation is described as the ultimate natural fitting foundation. It promises to erase pores by containing micro blurring powders that smooths and blurs the face. It claims to give a flawless finish as well as mattify the skin and control oil production. Your skin is left texture free and even toned. This product is specifically designed for normal to oily skin tones. I have combination skin and have an oily t- zone. I personally prefer matte foundations and stay away from anything dewy. There are more than 20 shades in this range but I do not know, if all the shades are available in South Africa. I do not think that it would be hard to find a shade match as there are many options available. The foundation is packaged in a 30ml plastic tube. I prefer this type of packaging as it is light weight and easy to travel with. The squeeze tube makes the makeup application easy and mess free. You can easily control how much product you want to use and you won't end up wasting or having unnecessary leaks.

Upon first application of the foundation I was very surprised at the consistency. I knew that this was a liquid base but I had no idea that it is extremely runny. When you squeeze the product onto your hand be careful that it does not drip onto anything else. It is quite light in texture therefore I prefer to blend it out with my hands like a BB cream instead of using a brush or sponge. This is my personal preference as I feel I get the most coverage and do not waste any product. If you are not happy using your hands, it blends out perfectly with a brush and sponge too. It does not dry quickly so you have time to blend and work the product into your skin. Since this is a liquid and light foundation, one application is not enough to cover imperfections. I apply two coats for an even and smooth coverage. The foundation dries down to a matte finish and creates the illusion of smooth filtered skin. I love that it gives a natural matte appearance. It looks like second skin and compliments my complexion perfectly.

I do not have acne prone skin, scarring or blemishes. I do however have puffy under eye dark circles and uneven skin tone. This is a light to medium foundation. It does not provide full coverage at all. It can be layered and built up to cover certain blemishes but it will not be full coverage in hiding deep scars and serious pigmentation problems. I use a concealer to cover my under eye circles as this foundation does not completely eliminate dark circles. It does blur pores and textured skin to an extent. If you are someone who has enlarged pores and acne prone skin, it will not completely erase it. You would still need to use a primer and concealer over your pores and acne.

The Matte + Poreless foundation lasts all day. It remains matte and does not break down or fade. It oxidizes slightly towards the end of the day but it looks warm and natural. It does not turn orange or grey on me. I use a setting powder and setting spray to set my foundations and I believe that this helps a lot in keeping my face flawless and preventing my makeup from breaking down. It does transfer slightly on to tissue paper when I blow my nose but it is not excessive. One thing I hate the most is when foundation transfers. It puts me off completely. This one is very minimal therefore it does not bother me at all. I personally love this foundation and would definitely purchase it again. It is something that I would wear on an everyday basis for a natural and even toned look. It does have its pros and cons, but the pros definitely are in my favour.

*Gives a natural finish like second skin
*Keeps me Matte and oil free
*Looks flawless and even toned
*Perfect shade and matches my undertones
*Price is perfect on the wallet
*Great to wear every day
*Packaging is great for travel

*Not full coverage
*Not good for very textured, acne prone skin with blemishes and scars

Thank you so much for reading. Have you tried this foundation? Let me know below.
Divalicious Kisses!

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  1. I have combination skin and an oily t-zone as well. I am definitely thinking of giving it a try. Thank you for the honest review. ������

    1. Yes, you should definitely try it. I truly love it and it's so affordable. Lots of love. 💖

  2. Thanks for the awesome review. The foundation looks good on your skin. I want to buy this and try it out even though I have dry skin. The price is so good.

    1. Let me know how it works for your skin type. Hugs and kisses. Xoxoxo

  3. I always hear great things about the Fit Me line. So glad this worked for you Desle and that you found your shade. It looks gorgeous on you! Definitely great for everyday.

    1. Thank you so much Kim!! Sending you tons of love. 💖💖💖💖💖

  4. I will definitely give it a try, amazing review.


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